Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

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Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

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High Points

Gauley Bridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Gauley Bridge Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Gauley Bridge Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Gauley Bridge Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Gauley Bridge Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Gauley Bridge Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

Comparing Gauley Bridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Senior Citizens 6 2
Racial Diversity 5 6
Age of the Population 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 6
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 8 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 9 6

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Gauley Bridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 25085
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.168
Longitude -81.195

Gauley Bridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station OAK HILL
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station CORTON
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
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Gauley Bridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 738 100%
Male 346 46.9%
Female 392 53.1%
Under 18 167 22.6%
18+ 571 77.4%
65+ 119 16.1%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 2.8
White 719 97.4%
African-American 5 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.7%
Mixed Race 9 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.4%

Estimated Gauley Bridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 706
Growth -32
Growth % -4.3%

Gauley Bridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 30.8%
US/American 20.4%
Irish 16.6%
German 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Italian 1.7%
Romanian 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gauley Bridge 738 $25,987
Ansted 1,576 $28,938
Fayetteville 2,754 $44,444
Handley 362 $26,250
Montgomery 1,942 $32,000
Pratt 551 $42,115
Smithers 904 $27,734
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Gauley Bridge High Schools (2004)

Serves 217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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